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Water Thieves Given 1 Month Ultimatum To Rectify Connections

Water Thieves Given 1 Month Ultimatum To Rectify Connections

National Water and Sewage Corporation (NWSC) on Monday issued a one-month amnesty to all water thieves across the nation. The Managing Director NWSC, Eng.

Silver Mugisha noted that the corporation made losses of about shs 5bn in theft monthly. He warned that this vice is affecting the provision of services to other Ugandans.

The corporation decided to give the customers the month of October as amnesty to rectify their connections.

NWSC has asked her staff that carried out the illegal connections to return to the field and rectify their mistakes.

After the period has elapsed, and the law takes its course, staff caught carrying out illegal connections will lose their employment. Further, the customers that will be caught with illegal connections will be prosecuted according to the law.

Mugisha said although the corporation has a team of dedicated staff, some bad apples are conniving with customers to carry out illegal connections. These cost the corporation billions in revenue.

‘’When it comes to water, you can’t avoid losses, but the water losses we have right now are slightly above what it should be according to our plans. We estimate that in Kampala, we lose about shs2b per month and Shs5bn across the country,’’ he said.

He said there is no excuse people can give for stealing because the cost is so affordable and only greed would explain the rampant theft.

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